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." >>> president obama from bad to worse. website expectations and more all headed in the wrong direction tonight. this is "special report." >>> good evening, i'm bre brebret bret baier. we told you earlier in the week insurance industry sources confirmed 50,000 people signed up on the federal exchanges. tonight we learned that number was extremely generous. things are even worse than that on a federal level. we have fox team coverage. jim angle will drill down on the numbers. mike emanuel is following the online and offline struggles from capitol hill, but first, wendell is live on the north lawn with new numbers, new polls, and, wendell, not much good news for the president. >> well, the low enrollment numbers were expected. more people getting to the end stage of the sign-up process, not all of them are enrolling, suggesting it's not all the fault of a slow website. the first month's enrollment was a fraction of what was expected. 106,000 people instead of the nearly half million estimate from september 5th. only 27,000 were on federal instead of state websites and it's unclear how many actual
is for it and why so many are against it. >> reporter: during a west coast speech on immigration, president obama defended the nuclear deal the u.s. and its allies made over the weekend with iran. >> tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> reporter: under terms finalized saturday in seven-nation talks, iran has agreed for six months to enrich uranium only to the 5% level or lower to dilute its spoke pile of 20% enriched uranium, and to allow for daily inspections at nuclear plants. >> the three paths iran has to a bomb, all of those are stopped in their tracks. >> reporter: an estimated $6 billion in sanctions will be lifted. in iran, the mullas claim their right to enrich has been cullified. >> we would have to define what the nature of the program is. so we get to decide whether iran has put in place sufficient c constrai constraints. >> the u.s. has to take a position and get into the deal that iran has no need for enriched uranium. they have no need for this, and it's better for them, and more economical and quite feasi
with breaking news. a fox news exclusive. new evidence of just how seriously the obama administration was taking the possibility of failure and embarrassment ahead of the disastrous health care rollout. ed henry has been chasing this down all afternoon and has obtained new documents. >> good evening. confidential documents obtained by fox suggest people inside the administration just one week before the website launched had fears it may fail. more fears than they may have let on publicly. top aides to president obama were nervous healthcare.gov would be, quote, unavailable and become an embarrassment. a private e-mail sent on the 25th to government colleagues and the website's contractors was aobtained by darrell issa. it references a meeting the previous day that included the president's chief technology administrator. he wrote, when they were here yesterday, one of the things todd conveyed was this fear the white house has about hc.gov being unavailable. chow warned park would be back for more answers on september 30th and wrote, i think we should have a more comprehensive answer as to how we
charge it's an effort to change the subject from obama care to blowing up tradition in the senate. this is special report. >>> good evening, i'm bret bear owing oig. timing is everything. today the president is caught in a whirlpool p criticism over his signature health plan. ace his allies threw him a political life preserver. charles krauthammer is in new york reacting to what is called the nuclear option. ed henry is at the white house. but we begin with mike emanuel at the capital. >> republican leaders are accusing democrats of a power grab and threatening that they will live to regret this bold move. complaining of grid lock, senate democrats changed the rules eliminating filibusters for most presidential nominations. the vote was mostly along party lines and scraps nearly 225 years of precedent. >> the change would ensure executive and judicial nominations, an up and down vote on confirmation. the rule change will make closuclos cloture for all nominations. >> three temperatures vot democ the go. . mitch mcconnell accused reid of going nuclear. >> millions of americans are
say the obama care website may work just fine -- for identity thieves. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. you can add privacy concerns to the growing list of complaints about the president's disastrous health care overhaul rollout. it seems those potential obama care customers who are able to penetrate the website's unintentional front-end security gauntlet may be delivering their most private information on a silver platter to the bad guys. we have fox team coverage. brit hume looks at the shelf life. ed henry is at the white house with distension among the american troops about the promise to keep your health insurance. but we begin with correspondent peter. >> reporter: two men in two states tangled up in a mess created by an error at healthcare.gov which caused a breach of private information that nobody in the government has been able to explain to them. a few weeks ago, south carolina attorney tom doogle shopped around at healthcare.gov but thought the plans were too expensive. so he went on with his life until friday, when a stranger named justin in north c
obama and his guests e enjoy thanksgiving tidings of turkey, ham and stuffing and a choice of nine pies. there are likely techies toiling over an obamacare website that is supposed to beg fixed. at least almost fixed this weekend. d. white house correspondent wendell tells us it's a big job getting even bigger. >> as the president and his family prepared to eat a turkey he hadn't pardoned for thanksgiving din e, republicans were giving thanks for the task of the it team, computer work around to bolster their claim the affordable care act was poorly design ed from the ground up. >> the website is still crashing, still not delivering what the american people want, answers to their questions about costs and benefits. >> the latest effort unconfirm ed from the white house is said to help people more quickly choose insurance plans by estimating their government subsidies. insurance companies are concerned they may have to change premiums they promised subscribers. the report comes a day after officials down played the announcement the online website for small business sign ups will be delaye
. >>> crashed planes, unraveling sweaters, the president faces some tough metaphors over obama care. this is "special report." >>> good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. a day after president obama presented his fix for the millions of canceled health insurance policies the house passed a fix of its own with bipartisan support. it's not clear what the eventual solution will be, but like a growing number of people insurance companies aren't happy. we have fox team coverage. james rosen investigates whether the president's fix is even constitutional. the impact on insurance companies, wendell golar on the white house strategy. we begin with chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel on capitol hill where there was lots of action today. good evening, mike. >> reporter: chris, good evening. despite a veto threat, republicans and a few dozen democrats passed a bill to honor a promise they say president obama did not keep. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: by a 261-157 vote including 39 democrats supporting it, the house passed energy and commerce chairman fred upton's k
. >>> momentum builds from democrats for big changes to obama care. this is "special report." good evening. i'm bret baier. a huge development this afternoon. president obama, vice president biden and more than a dozen senate democrats met to discuss the disastrous obama care rollout. these are vulnerable democrats facing voters next year. and the word is they are frustrated, to put it mildly. we have fox team coverage tonight. mike emanuel looks at kathleen sebelius on capitol hill again today. carl cameron on how obama care impacted last night's elections and how the gop plans to capitalize on it. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on that unexpected and pretty long meeting for this white house. hi, ed. >> reporter: good evening. a democratic source tells me tonight that some of the senators in this meeting with the president floated the idea of a delay of up to one year for enrollment in fines. the president did not agree to that. but i'm told these senators felt it was a constructive meeting. he listened. the big question now is, is there going to be a delay of a f
a great weekend, everybody. >>> president obama tries to flip the script but goes off of it doing damage control over obama care. this is "special report." >>> good evening, i'm bret baier. startling admissions and a shaky vote of confidence. a week this administration wishes it could take back. what started with white house press secretary jay carney mocking a journalist ended with his boss, president obama revealing a lot to another member of the press. all the while, questions about the future of obama care and hhs secretary, kathleen sebelius is are up in the air. we look at how small businesses are up in arms. the solution working on, first, ed henry with the latest on a story that changes by the minute. ed? >> reporter: the president is saying sorry, even though white house aids said he never misspoke and the cancellation letters were the fault of the insurance industry. breaking tonight, an official revealed there are problems with the website that had not been previously revealed. trying to shift the focus to the economy at the port of new orleans, president obama could not help
is next. >>> another major delay for obama care and it just happens to push back the next round of enrollment past next year's elections. this is special report. >>> good evening, i'm sabrina in for bret baier. even if you believe in coincidence, our top story is a stretch. president obama decided to postpone next year's opening of health care signups ostensibly to give insurers and people more time to study options. the new date is after the -- chief white house correspondent ed henry has both sides. >> insuring that president obama and his fellow democrats will not have to defend a potentially messy 2015 health care enrollment right on the eve of the 2014 midterm elections, the administration today unilaterally declared sign-ups for the second round start on november 15th of next year. 11 days after the november 4th midterm elections instead of the originally planned october 15th date. republican charles grassley immediately cried foul. if premiums go through the roof the first year of obama care, no one will know about it until after the election. this is clearly a cynical po
's top story. >> under other circumstances president obama might not have been happy with the distraction. but with time running out on his promise to repair the health care .gov website, the thanksgiving holiday was welcome. the big push to have a lot ofg u people try to enroll the first week of december has been put on hold. it is the first wick to -- the first week to get the campaign going. >> they say they can handle 50,000in users concurrently which is far less than we anticipated and which may orhi may not be accurate. >> they announced the one-year delay in the ability of smallofs businesses to enroll their workers in the website so they can enroll them on the phone and in person. to be low on the priority list during the obama care implementation process. and in a telephone conference call that administration spokeswoman suggested there will still be glitches in online signups after november 30th. >> it is not magical deed. there will be times after november 30th when the site, like any website, does not perform optimally. >> reporter: democrats in congress who are up for reelect
. he's a bum. >>> 2015, not this year. got to wait for it. >>> obama fix is in supposedly. is it even possible? this is special report. good evening. i'm chris wallace in for bret baier. president barack obama held the hour long news conference in which he admitted the obama care roll out was rough, crumbled and ultimately on him. the president proposed a fix for those who received cancellation notices from insurers after receiving assurances from him, if you like your plan, you can keep your plan, period. we have fox team coverage. jim looks at medicaid enrollment numbers and staggering costs. mike emmanuel examines the costs. win dell good evening. the president has a fix he's proposing that might not do it either. >> vowing the pressure largely from red state democrats and congress, president barack obama offered a fix he said would remove the affordable care act as the reason people are receiving cancellation notices. >> current plans will extend to 2014 and americans who's plans have been cancelled can choose to enroll in the same kind of plan. >> president barack obama gave th
. >>> the supreme court gets another chance to bite out of obama care. this this is "special report." good evening. last year the nation's highest court kept the president's health care plan alive. next year it will get another shot at obama care through a challenge to the plan's highly controversial contraception mandate. >> this is an incredibly significant case. >> reporter: for the second time, the supreme court is gearing up to hear a challenge to president obama's achievement, the affordable care act. a regulation from health and human services that requires employer who is provide health insurance coverage to employees to do so in a way that gives workers ast access to contra including methods that. can cause abortion. there are more than 70 challenges to the mandate pending. it it will hear arguments on two combined cases. one involving hobby lobby and the other is conestoga wood. owners of both companies argue their religious convictions will be violate d. . they are forced to come ply with the federal regulation. >> the government is trying to say it's all right to worship in your church
rest for the weary obama care programmer this is holiday. another day, another potential pitfall. this is special report. >> good evening. i'm doug in for bret baier. while president barack obama and his guest enjoy turkey, ham, stuffing, and a choice of nine pies, there are likely some pecking in the government basement toying over the obama care website that's supposed to be fixed, at least almost this weekend. white house correspondent wendell tells us it's a big job getting even bigger. >> as the president and his family prepared to eat a turkey he hadn't pardoned for thanksgiving din e, republicans were giving thanks for the task of the it team, computer work around to bolster their claim the affordable care act was poorly design ed from the ground up. >> the website is still crashing, still not delivering what the american people want, answers to their questions about costs and benefits. >> the latest effort unconfirm ed from the white house is said to help people more quickly choose insurance plans by estimating their government subsidies. insurance companies are concerned
on the bright side. now a new by partisan legislative proposal to delay the health care law. defending obama care is getting harder everyday. this is special report. >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. the slogan advertising legend, in the case obama care and roll out are taking quite a licking with cancelled plans, fellow democrat, media and republicans. whether the site is to keep ticking so to speak, that is still very much up for debate. we have fox team coverage tonight. we look at unions and exemption even carney never heard of. the rates that make insurance plans appear cheaper than they are. chief correspondent from the white house with the latest. hi ed. >> good evening. the president wrapped up an interview where he said he's sorry people have lost health insurance even though he promised otherwise. meanwhile democratic senator jo illinois in signing on legislation that would delay the individual mandate by one year, a sign of the by partisan pressure building on the president. white house officials today signalled they will not comply with the republican subpoena tonight to turn ove
across the country who successfully signed up for obama care. chief national correspondent jim engel is here with the news live this afternoon. >> reporter: hello, bret. industry leaders tell fox that by last week only 50,000 people had signed up for the federal exchanges under obama care putting the administration far behind its goal of 500,000 in the early days, 7 million by early next year. and that further complicates efforts to fix another problem. >> reporter: the administration is desperately searching for someone who is searching. how do you unravel the chaos by 4 million cancellations at the time they're trying to sign up 7 million uninsured. >> all of a sudden the interest in delaying or putting off obama care is bipartisan. you have democrats and republicans. everybody knows we're not ready to do this. >> lawmakers have suggested several options, extend the enrollment period, delay the mandate for a year or delay the entire law for a year. >> take another year, everybody take -- catch their breath. let them stay on the old plans and we can continue to fight about this in 2
of independent businesses said, quote, small businesses continue to be low on the priority list during the obama care implementation process. and in a telephone conference call that administration spokeswoman suggested there will still be glitches in online signups after november 30th. >> it is not magical deed. there will be times after november 30th when the site, like any website, does not perform optimally. >> reporter: democrats in congress who are up for reelection next year want more certainty. some have asked the president to appoint an obama care czar. >> every little step the president and the administration can do to build up credibility that they have lost clearly in the fiasco of the website launch, they need to do. >> reporter: white house chief of staff has been meeting with democrats every week to try and ease their concerns. but president obama's aides heard new concerns from doctors they met with at the white house this week who say obama care limits health care options for their employees, their own access to networks from which they attract patients, and more. >> i am now goi
, reaction to the disastrous obama care rollout has evolved from fear to frustration to ridicule and laughter. the president's health care exchange is the focus of a new round of pointed jokes after word that only six people signed up on the much heralded and promoted first day. and more appropriately, america heard it first on a comedy show, but people affected are not laughing at all. we have fox team coverage. jim ingle in washington with just how restrictive some of the president's new health care plans are. j john roberts in atlanta with the false promise of keeping your old coverage, but we begin with ed henry who reports from a place where no one is laughing tonight. >> that's right, good evening, bret. tonight, republican dave camp is demanding the white house start turning over enrollment data by 5:00 p.m. the next business day, every single day, amid signs the first numbers were awful. embarrassed again over the rollout of president obama pchs signature domestic achievement with news that, count them, six people signed up on day one. they tried to blame darrell is a issa, a frequent
never miss an episode of "the five." see you on monday. >>> is the new and improved obama care website ready for its close-up? this is "special report." >>> good evening. i'm in for bret baier. it's rollout has led to the worst embarrassment of his presidency. tonight president obama is hoping the upgraded version of healthcare.gov really is ready for prime time this time. while the digital clock is ticki ticking, the president is trying once again to change the subject. >> reporter: determined not to have his agenda defined by the focus on his broke enhealth care website, president obama visited a group tryifasting to push the take up the legislation. republicans were accusing the administration of lowering the bar by saying an 80% enrollment success rate would be acceptable. >> i don't think there's any question that the administration, which promised to complete a marathon in essentially 60 days going from a failed website to a successful one, will now simply define success as going 50 feet or a 100 feet on that multimile marathon. >> reporter: another republican, michigan congressm
for serious changes to obama care. this is "special report." >>> good evening. i'm bret baier. what a difference a year makes. about one year ago, former president bill clinton was obama care's explainer in chief. clinton was not only in support of the president's policy objectives, he was the one to put those objectives in plain english, according to president obama. fast forward, mr. clinton says it's president obama who's got some explaining to do because of widespread cancellation notices. this as president obama's job approval rating is at its lowest since he entered the white house. quinnipiac university found american voters disapprove 54 to 39% of the job the president is doing. his lowest rating yet in that poll. we have fox team coverage. jim drills down into the number of cancellations and enrollees. but first our white house correspondent has the latest on a story that seems to add a major new development every day. good evening, wendell. >> reporter: good evening, bret. the pressure the president is now feeling on obama care is coming from democrats. dianne feinstein an
. i'm bret baier. tonight, it appears president obama's health care damage control campaign is in critical condition. his approval rating has dropped under 40% in the latest gallup poll. the 39% figure is just one point above his personal low two years ago. this comes as the president tries to rewrite history. it has to do with that promise about keeping your health insurance. we have fox team coverage tonight. jim angle with why the most important people to the program's success are not signing up, at least not yet. and peter on what's being done to fix that broken website. but we begin with ed henry and the president's attempt to tell you what he really said. >> reporter: they're still digging out from bad news, allegations that the president keeps changing his story. president obama usually tries to pivot to jobs, though with his health care law under fire, this time it's immigration reform. >> this is not an issue where we're looking for a political win but a substantive win. >> reporter: when it comes to health care, the president doesn't seem to be winning on either fr
. >>> president obama's 80% solution to obama care. and a possible political solution to the accountability question. plus senator rand paul joins us for center seat. this is "special report." >>> good evening miami bret baier the obama administration is not denying a report that it would happily take a four out of five approach to declaring the president's health care reform plan a success. but even that relatively modest achievement may not be enough to keep some in the administration from losing their jobs. we have fox team coverage tonight. mike emanuel is on capitol hill with congressional democrats in disarray. jim angle here in the bureau with why the president's most recent offer to fix the program just makes things much worse. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the latest efforts by the president to stop the bleeding from obama care. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you remember last week the president vowed to fix his credibility with the american people. he starts tonight on a conference call with organizing for action to try and rally his polit
tonight about how much the obama administration knew of the disaster for its health care exchanges and how far back the sirens were blaring. we have fox team coverage here tonight. peter on why the website is is a gold mine for hackers. we begin with capitol hill tonight on early warnings on the crash. >> health and human services officials had a six-month warning, health care.gov was in trouble and they could not fix it. >> they stayed the course, repeating the claims that it was well and on track right up until the mess that launched on october 1. >> last spring, administration officials were warned by an outside consulting firm that there was serious concerns about the website, -- no single decision maker with power. kathleen sebelius and others were the officials briefed on the consulting firm's red flags. >> two weeks before she testified before this committee, secretary sebelius was present in a meeting where experts identified significant threats in risks launching the site on october 1st. >> and upton said that sebelius's up beat testimony in april did not match what was happening
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